Gratitude. I can’t think of another word that encompasses my thoughts about this past weekend’s events that brought together our community, our mission, our volunteers, our faculty, our students, and our alumni.
The Spring Choir Concert, which this year was held outdoors on the Stamper Commons and was the last full Choir Concert under the direction of the retiring Cindy Jordan, was heartfelt and moving. Alumni from multiple decades joined together with students from Middle School through Upper School to sing some of the songs that Mrs. Jordan has taught students for decades. And in those moments, the decades were all but erased; the continuity and constancy of the experience of Cindy Jordan’s students from one era to the next seemed indelible and magical. View a photo gallery of the Spring Choir Concert.
Just 24 hours earlier, hundreds of people came together at the Superhero Auction both to pay tribute to Cindy Jordan and to support financial aid for Colorado Academy students. A volunteer team led by Jocelyn Ege and Amy McPheeters, along with CA staff, transformed our new Athletic Center into a champion silent auction venue, dinner party, and program. Our current parent community generously participated, resulting in more than three-quarters of a million dollars in net income for next year’s financial aid coffers. The support matters and makes a difference in the lives and futures of students and families. View a photo gallery of the Superhero Soiree.
So openly on display throughout the weekend were the genuine ease and abundance of kindness within the CA community. I extend my congratulations to Cindy Jordan and her family and to all of our supporters who ensure that financial aid at CA continues to be possible and a priority.
I look forward to seeing you during the coming weeks at many of our traditional end-of-year, culminating events: Interim, Field Day, Giant Relay Day, Fifth and Eighth Grade Continuations, our Commencement Dinner and our the Graduation of the Class of 2019.